BROOKLYN -- A new art exhibition in Brooklyn is getting people to open up - literally.
It's called "The Truth Booth" and it's encouraging participants to get deep and real about whatever is on their mind by asking you to complete the sentence "the truth is..."
The traveling art installation that launched in 2011 in Ireland has traveled to cities like Cape Town, South Africa and Cleveland, Ohio on a mission to engage and educate. It has since set up shop in Brooklyn at Metro Tech Commons.
“The common thread is that people are really generous, open and passionate,” Hank Willis Thomas, one of the artists behind the project, told PIX11 News.
Thomas revealed he was taken aback by how honest participants were especially in war-torn countries like Afghanistan.
“I would never expect that total strangers would walk in and speak to a camera where they don’t know where the images are gonna go,” he said.
They indeed have and in large numbers, opening up about their truths inside the 16-foot tall by 23-foot wide video booth that’s hard to miss.
“This body of work is fascinating to me because it celebrates and articulates the cultural diversity that is Brooklyn,” David Berliner, Chief Operating Officer of Forest City Ratner Companies, told PIX11 News.
According to Berliner, bringing the Truth Booth to Brooklyn was a no-brainer.
“We want people to feel connected here and the way to do that is to activate this public space with contemporary art that is thought provoking,” he said.
You have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to go visit the Truth Booth at Metro Tech commons.
After Tuesday, the booth will emerge again at Atlantic Terminal Plaza on September 26 and then back at Metro Tech on October 15th.